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In a recent editorial in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Vu Le advocates for a “new social contract” between nonprofits and foundations in response to the recent presidential election. Le urges foundations to do away with “old ways of doing business” and offers nine ways that foundations can better support nonprofits through changes in funding practices and policies.
In a statement from President and CEO Rip Rapson, The Kresge Foundation reaffirms its commitment to justice and the public good:
We need, above all, to affirm, elevate, and amplify the work that we and our nonprofit, public, academic, and private sector partners do. But we also need to be crystal clear about the values that undergird our reason for being. We need to anchor our aspirations and actions in the unalterable bedrock of what we stand for.
In an article in the latest issue of the GIA Reader, “Supporting Community Arts Leadership,” William Cleveland, director of the Center for the Study of Art & Community, discusses the importance of arts-based community development.
Darren Walker, president of Ford Foundation, has issued a letter to philanthropic partners, grantees, and friends on the need for hope and dedication following the recent election:
In an article in the latest issue of the GIA Reader entitled “Shaping a Brighter Future: the Canada Council Transforms for the Next Generation,” Simon Brault, director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, writes about how the agency underwent institutional transformation with a new funding model and strategic plan to better serve a changing nation.
By Jennifer Brown, writing for The Denver Post:
The tax funds the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, which has been in existence for 28 years. Without another thumbs up from voters, it would have expired next summer. The measure — called 4B — extends the tax until 2030.
A data dashboard published by The Chronicle of Philanthropy reveals online giving trends based on donations made via Network for Good. The dashboard breaks down the dollar amount and quantity of donations for various regions, causes, and time periods. As of November 1, 2016, “arts, culture, and humanities” ranked eleventh in number of donations (approximately 144,000) and tenth in total amount donated ($17.4 million) in a 13-month period.
A recent article on Createquity reviews literature on the benefits of the arts for older adults:
For the months of November and December, GIA's photo banner features Common Field, a project supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts ("Warhol Foundation"). The Warhol Foundation was established in 1987 out of a provision in artist Andy Warhol's will that the majority of his estate be used to create a foundation dedicated to the advancement of the visual arts.
In an article in the latest issue of the GIA Reader entitled “What Will the Future Look Like?: Generational Change in the Arts Sector,” Emiko Ono of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation discusses generational differences in the arts and culture workforce, from cultural values to working styles, and their implications on the future of arts leadership.